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Florida Lotto reaches its largest jackpot in 12 years

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Posted: August 17, 2013, 7:35 pm - IP Logged

Only when pigs fly. Come to think of it, I saw a pig, last week, on the plane. Maybe it was just a piglet.

Hmmm....truth is stranger than fiction. Yes Nod 

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    Posted: August 17, 2013, 7:43 pm - IP Logged

    maybe its time the lottery start advertising the cash value rather than annuity............winners seem to always take the cash. when was the last time somebody won a major jackpot and took the annuity.

    Absolutely! It's silly that they advertise a jackpot much larger than the current, real jackpot. Almost like false advertising. I can't remember where I read it, but I'm sure I read that 95% of people take the cash option. So why are they advertising some future prize that very few people care about or opt for??? What?

    It's like"Woo hoo! $54 million!!! Banana Oh, wait a minute, No Nod  no, it's some other lower amount, not exactly sure what Disapprove, then take some more off for taxes Confused.... "  It kinda strips away some of the fun.

    I'm just more used to the Canadian and Australian way - the jackpot is what it is. Are the European ones the same?

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      Absolutely! It's silly that they advertise a jackpot much larger than the current, real jackpot. Almost like false advertising. I can't remember where I read it, but I'm sure I read that 95% of people take the cash option. So why are they advertising some future prize that very few people care about or opt for??? What?

      It's like"Woo hoo! $54 million!!! Banana Oh, wait a minute, No Nod  no, it's some other lower amount, not exactly sure what Disapprove, then take some more off for taxes Confused.... "  It kinda strips away some of the fun.

      I'm just more used to the Canadian and Australian way - the jackpot is what it is. Are the European ones the same?

      Most of the euro-lotteries I've played are WYSIWYG, and they don't tax you upfront when you win. The monster jackpots{annuity}, advertising in the USA, are simply HEAD TURNERS. They make you leap before you look. It has been working for them so far.

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        Most of the euro-lotteries I've played are WYSIWYG, and they don't tax you upfront when you win. The monster jackpots{annuity}, advertising in the USA, are simply HEAD TURNERS. They make you leap before you look. It has been working for them so far.

        Thanks for the info on the Euro lotteries. So everyone else does it the realistic way - what you see is what you get, which is the way it should be.  I don't think the American ones need to plump up the jackpot winnings by advertising the future value of an annuity. It'd still turn my head with the lower, realistic value, as it does in other countries. It's just an old-fashioned concept that needs to get tossed in the bin.

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          Posted: August 17, 2013, 11:40 pm - IP Logged

          And the jackpot keeps on rolling.

          Florida Lotto

          Next Jackpot:

          Wednesday, August 21, 2013

          $56 Million

          Winning Numbers:

          Saturday, August 17, 2013

          2-7-11-15-43-45-x2

          Rollover

          Prize LevelLOTTO WinnersLOTTO Prize AmountXTRA WinnersXTRA Prize Amount*
          6-of-60$54 Million--
          5-of-650$4,198.5010$8,397.00
          4-of-62,951$57.00616$114.00
          3-of-656,832$5.0010,718$25.00
          2-of-6--82,773Free Ticket

          Guess Who's Back?

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            Posted: August 18, 2013, 12:46 am - IP Logged

            Thanks for the info on the Euro lotteries. So everyone else does it the realistic way - what you see is what you get, which is the way it should be.  I don't think the American ones need to plump up the jackpot winnings by advertising the future value of an annuity. It'd still turn my head with the lower, realistic value, as it does in other countries. It's just an old-fashioned concept that needs to get tossed in the bin.

            I couldn't disagree more.  Whether YOU think the cash value is big enough, is irrelevant.  Companies don't advertise for YOU.  Same reason prices are listed at 99.99 not 100.  It's because it looks more attractive, in general.  It has nothing to do with what you or I think.  This is advertising 101, it's a concept people typically learn before they are teens.

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              I couldn't disagree more.  Whether YOU think the cash value is big enough, is irrelevant.  Companies don't advertise for YOU.  Same reason prices are listed at 99.99 not 100.  It's because it looks more attractive, in general.  It has nothing to do with what you or I think.  This is advertising 101, it's a concept people typically learn before they are teens.

              ...YOU = CONSUMERS

              ...Companies target consumers{advertising}

              ...Consumers don't buy company product = Bankruptcy for company

              ...Company cares what YOU{consumer} thinks = Stays profitable

              ...Advertising 101= Consumer is always right, so try to please them or they won't buy, and you go bankrupt. CAPICHE? Yes Nod

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                I will buying a plane ticket to Florida this week...can't win it if you are not in it!

                Get MONEY!!! Winning a JACKPOT lottery is all the HOPE and CHANGE I desire!!!  NOW give me MONEY!US Flag

                The guy who won the presidency in 2008 really won the lottery...he is now millions richer, travels in first class style, and even has a staff that would be the envy of the richest Powerball winner (she has a staff of 2). Every night he goes to sleep, he probably plays the close of Dave Chappelle's Show: I'm rich beyatch!

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                  Posted: August 18, 2013, 1:23 pm - IP Logged

                  I will buying a plane ticket to Florida this week...can't win it if you are not in it!

                  Wow... it's gett'n up there.

                  That's going to be one expensive ticket, but if you win... LOL

                  -RC

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                    Posted: August 18, 2013, 1:25 pm - IP Logged

                     The monster jackpots are like that of the headliner Quarterback Contract signings in the NFL. If a top tier QB signs a contract for 5 years $100 million dollars or so, it sounds massive, but in reality only $35 million or so is actually "gauranteed" money.

                    Following the trends and patterns means following the money!Banana

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                      Posted: August 18, 2013, 2:01 pm - IP Logged

                      ...YOU = CONSUMERS

                      ...Companies target consumers{advertising}

                      ...Consumers don't buy company product = Bankruptcy for company

                      ...Company cares what YOU{consumer} thinks = Stays profitable

                      ...Advertising 101= Consumer is always right, so try to please them or they won't buy, and you go bankrupt. CAPICHE? Yes Nod

                      Umm..so advertisments from hundreds of thousands of companies over the years have been wrong all this time?  I don't see them all going bankrupt from advertising a certain way?

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                        Umm..so advertisments from hundreds of thousands of companies over the years have been wrong all this time?  I don't see them all going bankrupt from advertising a certain way?

                        Companies target consumers{advertising} =succeed = turns YOU{consumer} into customer.

                        Companies ignore/diss. consumers = failure = unable to convert consumer into customer = no profits{adjust or going down for the count.}ThudSee Ya!.

                        Seek and ye shall find -Matt. 7:7 ...Ask and ye shall receive -John 16:24 ...Give and it shall be given unto you -Luke 6:38 ...Be careful what you ask for!!! -Mypiemaster 1:1

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                          I will buying a plane ticket to Florida this week...can't win it if you are not in it!

                          Correction...make that an award ticket...I have miles to burn on United or Delta.

                          Get MONEY!!! Winning a JACKPOT lottery is all the HOPE and CHANGE I desire!!!  NOW give me MONEY!US Flag

                          The guy who won the presidency in 2008 really won the lottery...he is now millions richer, travels in first class style, and even has a staff that would be the envy of the richest Powerball winner (she has a staff of 2). Every night he goes to sleep, he probably plays the close of Dave Chappelle's Show: I'm rich beyatch!

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                            Correction...make that an award ticket...I have miles to burn on United or Delta.

                            That's one way to use those miles... I can see for miles and miles!

                            -RC

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                              Posted: August 18, 2013, 4:09 pm - IP Logged

                              I Agree! Bring extra cash with you.

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